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Utgivarens beskrivning

Serendipities is an iconoclastic, dazzlingly erudite and witty demonstration, by one of the world's most brilliant thinkers, of how myths and lunacies can produce historical developments of no small significance. In Eco's words, 'even errors can produce interesting side effects'. Eco's book shows how:

-- believers in a flat earth helped Columbus accidentally discover America
-- the medieval myth of Prester John, the Christian king in Asia, assisted the European drive eastward
-- the myth of the Rosicrucians affected the Masons, leading in turn to the widespread belief in a Jewish masonic plot to dominate the world and other forms of paranoid anti-Semitism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

GENRE
Faktaböcker
UTGIVEN
2015
24 september
SPRÅK
EN
Engelska
LÄNGD
176
Sidor
UTGIVARE
Orion
STORLEK
1.1
MB

Fler böcker av Prof Umberto Eco